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5 Books For . . . Halloween

Trick or treat? Sink your teeth into these . . .

  1. The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe
    Gothic castles, hidden corpses, kidnapped orphan girls. This book has it all and is written by the Grand-Dame of Gothic Fiction herself.
  2. The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
    Feminist re-tellings of classic fairytales, all with a dark twist.
  3. Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu
    The original vampiress. Waaaay before Stoker and Dracula, Carmilla send shivers down 19th century spines. Some of the first depictions of lesbianism whilst it was still thought not to exist.
  4. Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Linqvist
    Swedish novel about the relationship between a 12 year-old boy and an immortal vampire child. Taking place in a working-class suburb in 1980s Stockholm, this dark novel explores bullying, murder and existential anxiety.
  5. Dracula by Bram Stoker
    And the classic bad-boy himself. Read this just to see what sparked a public fascination that still survives today.

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4 thoughts on “5 Books For . . . Halloween

  1. I liked the Historian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Historian), and also enjoyed some of Anne Rice’s books (mainly http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interview_with_the_Vampire). The Bloody Chamber sounds interesting!

    Posted by kindism | October 31, 2012, 3:06 PM
  2. I own three of those, but have only read Dracula, everytime I come here I always find how woefully under read i am, not that that is a bad thing as I get plenty of ideas to round out my self imposed obsession of reading all the good books…EVER.

    Posted by StetotheJ | November 3, 2012, 9:27 PM

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